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  • Daniel Sprong making most of opportunity with Anaheim Ducks

    Pro Hockey Talk "A breakup between Daniel Sprong and the Pittsburgh Penguins seemed inevitable. He clearly had the ability, but could not find a regular spot in Mike Sullivan’s lineup, hence the Dec. 3 trade to the Anaheim Ducks. Since moving west, the 21-year-old Sprong has enjoyed his time on..." December 17

  • Injured Rakell, Fowler stay home at start of Ducks’ trip

    CBS Sports "Rakell (ankle) will miss the next five games leading up to Christmas break, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports. Rakell remains on injured reserve and in a walking boot, leaving fantasy owners with little choice but to explore alternatives in the meantime. " December 13

  • Ducks goaltender Chad Johnson happy to have been claimed off waivers

    Orange County Register "The bad news arrived Monday, when the St. Louis Blues placed Chad Johnson on waivers. The good news came Tuesday, when the Ducks claimed him. As he related the story Wednesday, Johnson said the Ducks asked if he needed time to get his affairs in order. They told him to take..." December 13

  • Ducks’ injury problems could derail hot streak

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Anaheim Ducks have really been heating up lately, grabbing six wins in their last seven games. A painfully familiar problem could derail all of that promise, however, as injuries are once again mounting. The Ducks provided two unfortunate updates on..." December 11

  • Ducks claim Chad Johnson off waivers, place Ryan Miller on IR

    Sportsnet "The Anaheim Ducks have claimed goaltender Chad Johnson off waivers from the St. Louis Blues. The move comes after Ducks’ backup goaltender Ryan Miller was forced to exit Sunday’s game against the New Jersey Devils with a lower-body injury. " December 11

  • Ducks Acquire Adam Cracknell From Maple Leafs For Steven Oleksy

    TSN "The Anaheim Ducks have acquired forward Adam Cracknell from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for defenceman Steven Oleksy. Cracknell, 33, has 43 points in 208 career NHL games split between the St. Louis Blues, Columbus Blue Jackets, Vancouver Canucks, Dallas Stars and New York..." December 10

  • Ducks Announce Contract Extension for Executive Vice President/GM Murray "The Ducks have extended the contract of Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray for two additional seasons. Murray is now under contract through the 2021-22 NHL season. "Bob has created a winning organization with his commitment and expertise," said Ducks Chief..." December 08

  • Ducks' Patrick Eaves has broken rib, no timetable for return

    Yardbarker "The Anaheim Ducks haven’t had much luck when it comes to injuries this season and issued updates on a pair of players. Cam Fowler, who hasn’t played since Nov. 12 and needed surgery to correct a complex facial fracture, is scheduled for a mid-January return if he experiences no..." December 05

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Trade Daniel Sprong To Anaheim Ducks for Marcus Pettersson

    Last Word On Hockey "The Pittsburgh Penguins completed a trade Monday with the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks acquire winger Daniel Sprong and in exchange for defensemen Marcus Pettersson. Key Players In Prong, the Ducks get a young and talented forward who has not yet been able to produce at the NHL..." December 03

  • Ducks goalie Ryan Miller comes through in relief after John Gibson is pulled

    Orange County Register "The opening minutes of the first period unfolded in nightmarish fashion for goaltender John Gibson and his Ducks teammates Sunday afternoon at Capital One Arena. It was one thing after another, and none of it was very good. First, the Ducks got trapped up the ice and gave up a..." December 03

  • Ducks center Carter Rowney returns to the lineup after 20-game injury absence

    Orange County Register "Carter Rowney is a mystery man. He played four games with the Ducks, plus one shift, before suffering an unspecified upper-body injury that sidelined him for the next 20 games, so his reappearance Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Lightning required a refresher course on his bio. Who is..." November 28

  • No captain, my captain: Tradition-rich NHL teams are no longer giving players the ‘C’

    Washington Post "Henrik and Daniel Sedin were Vancouver mainstays for 18 years, and while it was Henrik who formally wore the ‘C' on his chest as the team captain for eight seasons, the two shared the privilege and the burden of being the twin faces of the Canucks. In a first season without them,..." November 27

  • Ducks reassign Comtois to QMJHL

    TSN "According to Mikael Lalancette of TVA Sports, Ducks rookie Maxime Comtois will be reassigned to the QMJHL's Drummondville Voltigeurs. He is one of three eligible players from Canada's 2018 gold medal-winning WJC team to return for the 2019 edition.  " November 24

  • Ducks to remain in Anaheim through at least 2048

    Sporting News "The Ducks won't be leaving Anaheim anytime soon. The City Council approved for the team to add a 25-year extension to its current contract, which runs out in 2023. That means the Ducks will stay at the Honda Center for the foreseeable future and Anaheim as their home until at..." November 22

  • Concussion suits against NHL face headwinds

    Detroit News "The legal strategy of the NHL to defeat a class-action suit by players concerned about brain injuries might prove successful, but the issue of legal responsibility for potential long-term effects of brain trauma remains at issue, according to legal experts. In attempting to settle..." November 20

  • The NHL is doing everything it can to avoid another lockout

    New York Post "The Canceler-in-Chief’s collective bargaining history precedes him, so buyer beware, but it is a fact that all precincts are reporting reason for optimism as the NHL and the NHLPA continue a series of preliminary talks aimed at extending the CBA before either party can exercise its..." November 19

  • Ducks Place Hampus Lindholm On Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Anaheim Ducks continue to deal with a rash of injuries, as top defenseman Hampus Lindholm has now joined the sidelined. CapFriendly reports that Lindholm has been placed on the injured reserve, a change also reflected on the team’s official roster albeit not yet announced by..." November 18

  • Ducks waive Luke Schenn

    The Score "The Anaheim Ducks placed veteran defenseman Luke Schenn on waivers Saturday, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. Schenn has been held pointless in eight games this season. " November 17

  • How the Ducks plan to adapt without injured defenseman Cam Fowler

    Orange County Register "Cam Fowler’s absence from the Ducks might be measured in months rather than weeks after he undergoes surgery to mend multiple facial fractures Friday. No one can say for certain how long the All-Star defenseman will be sidelined until after the procedure. What’s clear is..." November 16

  • Ducks are a mess; Most obvious fix is also most painful

    Pro Hockey Talk "On Wednesday night, the Vegas Golden Knights absolutely throttled the Anaheim Ducks. The score was 5-0, but it felt like Vegas could name its score, and they really took their foot off the accelerator during the third period. Between injuries and Ryan Getzlaf‘s tendency to..." November 15

  • Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler to undergo facial surgery on Friday

    Orange County Register "Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler will undergo surgery Friday after a CT scan revealed he suffered a complex fracture that involved the orbital bone, cheekbone and upper jaw bone when he was struck by a puck on the right side of his face Monday. The Ducks said they expect to know more about..." November 15

  • Ducks facing roster crunch as players get healthy

    Yardbarker "The Anaheim Ducks have dealt with more than their fair share of injuries over the past year or so. The team is still far from healthy, but finally full strength is within sight, particularly among the battered forward corps. The likes of Ryan Getzlaf, Ryan Kesler and Patrick Eaves are healthy,..." November 13

  • Ducks activate Ondrej Kase from injured list, but lose Patrick Eaves

    Los Angeles Times "Ondrej Kase is back at long last, but the Ducks’ good fortunes on the injury front were short lived. Patrick Eaves didn’t suit up for the Ducks’ home contest Monday against the league-leading Nashville Predators; he’s day-to-day with an upper-body..." November 13

  • Ducks’ line combinations come into focus as the team regains its health

    Orange County Register "After all the injuries, after all the changes to their lineup, the Ducks almost looked like themselves in Wednesday’s game against the Calgary Flames. Coach Randy Carlyle shuffled his line combinations so often in 2018-19 that he must have felt like a Las Vegas blackjack..." November 09

  • Ducks right wing Patrick Eaves turns little plays into big ones with ‘grunt’ work

    Orange County Register "Cam Fowler scored the goal, the second of the the career-high three he would score in the Ducks’ 3-2 overtime victory Sunday over the Columbus Blue Jackets at Honda Center. Patrick Eaves did not get credit for an assist or for any of the mundane tasked he performed leading up to..." November 06

  • NHL goalies making adjustments to new controversial chest protector

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Over the course of a 12-year career as an NHL goalie, Sharks goaltending coach Johan Hedberg said he only changed his chest protector twice.  “The one when I retired, there was nothing left,” Hedberg said in a phone interview with NBC Sports California. “[It..." November 05

  • After a year away, Ducks’ Eaves ‘had a blast’ in NHL return

    Pro Hockey Talk "It had been 384 days since Patrick Eaves last took an NHL shift, but the significance of him hopping over the boards Thursday night in Anaheim didn’t register with him at first. When the Ducks forward, who last played a game on Oct. 13, 2017, took his first two shifts, he..." November 02

  • Ducks' Ben Street hits waivers

    CBS Sports "The Ducks placed Street on waivers Wednesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Street's placement on waivers likely signifies that at least one of the Ducks' numerous injured forwards will be ready to retake the ice Thursday against the Rangers. " October 31

  • Anaheim Ducks Send Sam Steel To AHL

    Yardbarker "The Anaheim Ducks have lost six straight games after falling to the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 last night and look like they’ll be making some changes. The team has recalled Kiefer Sherwood and Kalle Kossila from AHL San Diego while sending top prospect Sam Steel back down. Steel saw his ice..." October 31

  • What NHL goalies are saying about smaller equipment

    Sportsnet "Midway through last season the NHL began streamlining goalie equipment with a target on leg pads and pants. Rather than goalies being allowed to wear inflated equipment that had more to do with filling up the net than protecting the player, the NHL began to enforce “form-fitting”..." October 30

  • NHL, MGM Resorts form sports betting partnership "The NHL has named MGM Resorts the first official sports betting partner of the League. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, joined by MGM Resorts Chairman & CEO Jim Murren, made the announcement Monday. "The new sports betting landscape presents a unique opportunity..." October 29

  • Ducks ask too much of Gibson, and Getzlaf isn’t happy

    Orange County Register " Another trip to Texas, another second period that went haywire in a hurry, and another lopsided loss to the Dallas Stars. The Ducks were outmuscled, outhustled and outscored in a decisive second period for the second time in 13 days on Thursday at the American Airlines..." October 26

  • For NHL goalies, league’s new pad restrictions are a real pain

    Washington Post "Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has started to wear an extra undershirt to protect himself. Even with Braden Holtby’s Washington Capitals teammates toning down the power of their shots in practices, he’s started to feel the sting of pucks in ways he hasn’t..." October 24

  • Ducks' Ritchie expected to play vs. Blackhawks

    The Score "Nick Ritchie will likely make his season debut for the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night. The left winger is expected to be in the lineup against the Chicago Blackhawks after he said his visa paperwork came through Monday, according to The Athletic's Eric Stephens. Ritchie..." October 23

  • Healy: If backed by science, NHL alumni association 'all-in' on cannabis

    The Score "The group representing ex-NHL players is "all-in" on endorsing cannabis as a pain relief option for its members. That is, if future research can prove the drug’s supposed healing capabilities. "I think science has to prove it first. If science proves it,..." October 23

  • Ducks' Getzlaf returns to lineup after 5-game absence

    The Score "The Anaheim Ducks will welcome their captain back Saturday night, as Ryan Getzlaf returns to the lineup after missing the last five games with a groin injury. The club has still done well without Getzlaf, jumping out to a 5-1-1 record in seven games, which leads the Pacific..." October 21

  • Ducks' Gibson frustrated with team's defense

    Yardbarker "The Anaheim Ducks know they can’t keep relying on the play of goaltender John Gibson, who has saved the team with his impressive play. Most recently, Gibson sustained a 44-shot performance on Saturday (many of which were high-danger shots) against the Golden Knights, who walked away with..." October 21

  • Ducks legend Paul Kariya honored, thrilled and conflicted to have his No. 9 jersey retired

    Orange County Register "Paul Kariya slipped into Honda Center at midday. He rode the elevator to the arena’s club level and walked all but unseen into the second-floor restaurant overlooking the corner of Katella and Douglass, with the traffic on the 57 Freeway racing past in the distance. He was..." October 19

  • Anaheim Ducks Trade Mitch Hults

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Anaheim Ducks were getting close to the 50-contract limit after signing Jake Dotchinrecently, so have decided to send Mitch Hultsto the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for future considerations. Hults was playing with the San Diego Gulls of the AHL, and will now..." October 18

  • Ducks' Silfverberg diagnosed with broken finger, won't be out long term

    The Score "The Anaheim Ducks have lost one of their most dynamic forwards to injury for the time being. Jakob Silfverberg has a non-displaced broken finger that he suffered against the St. Louis Blues in a 3-2 Ducks win on Sunday, Anaheim general manager Bob Murray announced..." October 18

  • Ducks sign LW Nick Ritchie to 3-year deal

    Sporting News "The Ducks have signed left winger Nick Ritchie to a three-year deal, the team announced Wednesday. Ritchie, who had been a restricted free agent, has not played a game yet this season as the two sides were locked up in a stalement on the contract. According..." October 18

  • Marijuana use in the NHL: The times they are a changin'

    Sportsnet "Fairly or not, we have an image of the GMs who sit in the executive boxes at NHL games. They’re Old School, as their average age (53.9 years) would suggest. At the high end, there’s the Islanders’ 75-year-old Lou Lamoriello. Almost to a one, they’re defined by their..." October 17

  • Jake Dotchin reportedly on waivers by...the Anaheim Ducks?

    Raw Charge "An interesting thing occurred today at noon eastern time. Pierre LeBrun reported the waiver news of the day, which included Cory Conacher being placed on waivers by the Tampa Bay Lightning. The other interesting bit was that Jake Dotchin was also placed on waivers, but..." October 17

  • Ducks centers Ryan Getzlaf, Ryan Kesler could be in lineup together soon

    Orange County Register "One of these nights, the Ducks will finally have Ryan Getzlaf and Ryan Kesler in the lineup together again. Their top two centers will be healthy and capable of playing to the best of their abilities after passing like ships in the night to start this season. Getzlaf played the..." October 17

  • Ducks, Nick Ritchie Making Progress In Contract Talks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After a lengthy impasse, it appears that progress is being made in contract talks between the Ducks and RFA winger Nick Ritchie.  In an appearance on TSN’s Insider Trading, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports (video link) that there is now some momentum in discussions and that..." October 16

  • Ducks coach Randy Carlyle seeking improved overtime results in 2018-19

    Orange County Register "The Ducks gave away points in overtime and shootouts last season, when they had 13 losses after regulation play, but Coach Randy Carlyle said he is determined to avoid a repeat in 2018-19. Judging by one frenetic, 5-minute extra period so far this season, he’s gotten his..." October 11

  • Patrick Eaves impatient to return to Ducks’ lineup after a year-long layoff

    Orange County Register "Patrick Eaves’ route back to the Ducks’ lineup has taken far longer, been more arduous and less certain than he would have imagined, and it’s not over yet. The veteran wing returned to the ice to skate with his teammates for a second consecutive day Tuesday at Honda..." October 10

  • Eaves getting closer to Ducks return "Patrick Eaves practiced with the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday and is nearing a return. "I'm getting better," the 34-year-old forward said. "It's been a blast to get out with the guys. There's light at the end of the tunnel, you can see it." Eaves..." October 09

  • Anaheim Ducks Place Pontus Aberg On Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Anaheim Ducks decided that Pontus Aberg may not be the best fit after all. After claiming him on waivers from the Edmonton Oilers last week, Elliotte Friedman reports that the Ducks have put the 25-year-old winger on waivers Sunday. " October 07

  • Anton Rodin doesn't make the cut, will play overseas

    Yardbarker "Anton Rodin signed with the Anaheim Ducks this summer hoping to get a second chance at the NHL. Rodin had previously played for the Vancouver Canucks, without much luck. Rodin played in three NHL games and three AHL games in 2016-17 but was otherwise shut down for the year with..." October 06